Huge sinkhole swallows up road in Fukuoka, Japan (pictures and videos)

A loud boom was heard and then the road disappeared.

A street collapsed outside main railway station in south-western city of Fukuoka shortly after 5am, causing chaos and evacuations on November 8, 2016.

This first video shows the exact moment when the road collapses:

Here another video just before the huge 20-meter large chiasm forms:

A huge sinkhole has opened in the centre of Fukuoka, Japan, prompting concern for commercial buildings perched precariously on its edge.

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The enormous sinkhole swallows large section of Japanese street.

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Photographs on social media showed the sinkhole forming in front of the main railway station in the south-western city after 5am.

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By mid-morning an entire section of a main road had caved in and the 20 metre-wide hole had started to fill with water.

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The road’s sudden collapse caused power cuts and gas leaks.

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People working in nearby buildings, including a 7-Eleven store right on the edge of the sinkhole, were told to evacuate. There were no reports of injuries.

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The city’s government said it believed the collapse was connected to construction work on a nearby underground train line.

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A witness explains: ‘The electricity went off suddenly and I heard a loud boom. I went outside and saw a huge hole.

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